Sunday, September 14, 2008

Six Days

No, I'm not going to write a post every day counting down until Andrew leaves. Or at least I don't plan on it.

We went shopping today. We bought some things he will need for his dorm room, and then we did the weekly grocery shopping. Andrew almost always does the weekly shopping with me. I think it started being a regular thing when he was learning to drive. It was one more opportunity to practice. Then it just became a habit. That is how we shopped.

Halfway through the store it just hit me that this was the last big weekly shop we would do together. I reminded myself that we would go shopping when he comes home for holidays, but that was little comfort.

Right now he is downstairs sorting through his clothes, deciding what to take and figuring out what new things he will need.


  1. Having kids leave home can be so hard. A different kind of grief, but the letting go hurts none the less.

  2. This is so sad. So happy too, of course, but the last time regular grocery shopping with your baby...waaaa!

  3. My heart breaks for you. Even thinking about them leaving makes it hard to breathe.

  4. Hey,totally not related to your partially emptying nest,

    but did you get my email about a former resident of your home? I'm wondering if I had the right email...


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